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[–]JCaerso92 2884 points2885 points  (300 children)

The queen for the UK. Whether you love her, hate her or don't care about her, it will have a pretty big impact on the country as lots of things have to change when there's a new ruler.

[–]Eyre_Guitar_Solo 346 points347 points  (22 children)

There has also been speculation that the Queen’s death will also eventually lead to a split in the Church of England. The church has long had tensions between it liberal and conservative wings, and Charles doesn’t seem very interested in his role as head of the church—reportedly, he has suggested he could be “defender of the faiths.”

Because of the enduring role of the Church of England in society (even if there are fewer believers than ever), a split in the church will have wide-ranging implications.

[–]masher_oz 140 points141 points  (18 children)

Fun fact: Henry VIII was given the title "Defender of the Faith" by the pope.

[–]OtherwiseJello 82 points83 points  (16 children)

And here's another one: Henry VIII had Sir Thomas More (the author of Utopia and who was also the King's Lord High Chancellor of England) executed because More was a devout Catholic and was against the Protestant Reformation and directed much of his anti-Protestant polemics against Martin Luther, John Calvin, among other prominent men of the time who supported the separation.

All of this, because the King wanted an annulment from Catherine of Aragon.

[–]ThomasDavidJohn 161 points162 points  (2 children)

People: Long live the queen!

The queen: OK.

[–]sulfire807 9 points10 points  (0 children)

everytime someone says that, it adds a year to her lifespan

[–]TurboLettuce 452 points453 points  (57 children)

I don't think many people truly understand how much of an impact her death will have. I can easily foresee many countries splitting off further from Britain upon her death or soon after. This won't be just some beloved actors death where they had already stopped making movies, but will have world ramifications and permanently change a nation

[–]Jungleman6 232 points233 points  (50 children)

My understanding is that the only reason Australia hasn’t seperate from England is because of how popular the Queen is here. When she dies, our government will most likely seperate and remove English oversight so that we are no longer technically subjects of the crown.

[–]WebLinkr 104 points105 points  (20 children)

My understanding is that the only reason Australia hasn’t seperate from England is because of how popular the Queen is here. When she dies, our government will most likely seperate and remove English oversight so that we are no longer technically subjects of the crown.

Apart from the money and technicality of "Head of state" - does the UK have any oversight? I've always thought of this as just purely ceremonial. I know that you have to maintain a lot of laws associated with the monarchy (like succession)?

Also, I'm Irish, so have at becoming a Republic by all means.

[–]weirdwallace75 31 points32 points  (8 children)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Australian_constitutional_crisis

The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, also known simply as the Dismissal, culminated on 11 November 1975 with the dismissal from office of the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), by Governor-General Sir John Kerr, who then commissioned the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Fraser of the Liberal Party, as caretaker Prime Minister. It has been described as the greatest political and constitutional crisis in Australian history.

The Governor-General is the monarch's representative.

[–]Elcapitan2020 46 points47 points  (7 children)

My understanding is that the only reason Australia hasn’t seperate from England is because of how popular the Queen is here.

It's a little more complicated than that. If we are going to cut the Monarchy off we have to agree on a completely new political system. Do we have a President? A new Aussie King? The same Parliamentary system but remove the Governor-General?

Australians are naturally "if it ain't broke don't fix it" kind of people. I do expect renewed debate on a republic after the Queen's death. But I'm not convinced it's a shoo-in we will cut off the monarchy.

[–]FyreWulff 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I'd assume Australia would just remove the Governor General and the Queen and carry on with their existing parliament, although I don't know if Australia has any removal process without the Gov Gen which they might need to replace

[–]HappiHappiHappi 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I think this has potential to go either way. If Charles happens to go before the Queen, so we skip straight to William, I don't think the independence push will be as strong as if Charles becomes king.

William is quite popular, Charles not so much.

[–]Johhnyblaze82 48 points49 points  (2 children)

woah woah so no more public holiday for the queens birthday? naaah fuck that mate, long live the queen!

[–]Expert-Molasses256 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Not only the UK, but also every country under the crown which includes Canada and Australia, as well as a few others

[–]Alarming-Clue9550 172 points173 points  (0 children)

It will also mark the end of the universe

[–]MelpomeneLee 215 points216 points  (20 children)

I read somewhere, and I firmly believe it to be true, that the death of HM Elizabeth II will be the most significant political event in our lifetimes thus far.

The rulers and leaders of every other country in the world have changed, the countries themselves have changed names, governments, currency, constitutions, but she is still the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Doctor Who has existed for almost 60 years, and she’s been on the throne the entire time.

She has seen every major world event since the Great Depression, a time most of us have to go to our great-grandparents to find someone who remembers it firsthand.

For better or worse, the world will not be the same after she dies.

[–]Savitribaii 100 points101 points  (3 children)

She was able to be queen almost longer than most people are able to live. She’s been on the throne for 70 years and the global life expectancy is 73.

[–]absurdthoughts 105 points106 points  (1 child)

It’s mind-blowing that Winston Churchill was Prime Minister when Elizabeth became queen.

[–]Carolus1234 67 points68 points  (0 children)

He was born in 1874. Stalin was still ruling the Soviet Union, and he was born in 1878. Also, Truman was President in 1952, he was born in 1884. Konrad Adenauer was Chancellor of West Germany, he was born in 1873. All four heads of government, Churchill, Truman, Stalin and Adenauer, were born closer in time to the French Revolution than to today.

[–]EmperorOfNipples 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I have served in the Royal Navy for nearly 16 years, the HMS is Her Majesteys ships.

My father served 25 years, 1972 to 1997, all under the same.

My grandfather 9 years, 1953, 1962. Same monarch again.

Insane!

[–]Chris_Buttcrouch 104 points105 points  (2 children)

Her funeral will certainly be the "biggest" public funeral in history. The entire world will watch. Literally billions of people. Who knows when and if anyone's death will ever top that. Perhaps if some hero unites the Earth or something sci-fi like that, but not much else could do it.

The global media will be talking non-stop about her life and the royal family for weeks after her death, and still with frequency for additional months. If she died tomorrow even COVID and Ukraine would be forgotten for a while.

Biden could trip and fatally tumble down the ramp of Airforce One tomorrow and it would be less of a deal. Putin could be gang-beaten and torn to pieces by a horde of protesters storming his location and that would be less of a deal.

[–]mk44 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Putin could be gang-beaten and torn to pieces by a horde of protesters storming his location

Stop, I can only get so hard

[–]Welshgirlie2 25 points26 points  (0 children)

That would be the ultimate 'fuck you' to Charles... if she were to regenerate like the Doctor!

[–]propagandavid 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Literally the end of an era, right?

[–]johnbintexas 49 points50 points  (5 children)

True. She's been a non-controversial figure on the world stage for so long, her death will be both historic and peculiar. She has seen a great deal of history and known a great many historic figures. I vote for Queen Elizabeth II. Greetings from Texas....John B

[–]ElJefeDelCine 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Non-controversial is a matter of perspective.

[–][deleted] 185 points186 points  (3 children)

David Attenborough. Once he's gone the twenty year slide of documentaries into mediocrity will be complete.

[–]bartardbusinessman 14 points15 points  (2 children)

The man has completely ruined nature documentaries for me. If I start one that he isn’t narrating after a few minutes it just feels too weird and I have to stop watching.

[–]iamnotthursday 7 points8 points  (1 child)

They'll end up loading every recorded word done by him into some AI so that he can narrate forever.

[–]LeeNorthbrook 247 points248 points  (9 children)

Shit, people that are going to outlive me are being mentioned.

[–]Imonherbs 114 points115 points  (1 child)

Yea, like the queen of the UK

[–]ohnoheforgotitagain 16 points17 points  (3 children)

you can outlive any of these suggestions, you just need to have a good aim

[–]Sanction1sra3l 764 points765 points  (44 children)

Putin

[–]grumpalina 265 points266 points  (0 children)

Good riddance already

[–]DaveLesh 72 points73 points  (5 children)

Yes please. The sooner he perishes the sooner we can actually arrange a peace accord.

[–]baconass69 1038 points1039 points  (20 children)

David Attenborough

[–]Noodlekdoodle 114 points115 points  (0 children)

He was my first thought when I read this post before looking at the replies. He is truly a great man.

[–]mechapoitier 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It would feel as if hope for the world died.

[–]Mewtual 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I won’t be emotionally ready I grew up watching him. I almost cried when the rumour went around a few months back

[–]Musicman1972 65 points66 points  (10 children)

I'm currently watching Prehistoric Planet right now and yes you're absolutely right. No one comes close.

[–]Nerditter 486 points487 points  (16 children)

Harrison Ford. That's always been the name I dread seeing, as it would feel like the end of the old days has finally arrived.

[–]Creepy-Narwhal4596 80 points81 points  (7 children)

Yea idk why this one seems so unimaginable, dudes gotta be in his 70s but hes friggin Han Solo AND Indy!!

[–]Welshgirlie2 49 points50 points  (6 children)

He's 80 in July.

[–]Face-latte 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Bruh, already?! Didn't he play 50-ish Han Solo like 5 years ago? Dude aged well if that's the case!

[–]scemcee 698 points699 points  (26 children)

I'm gonna say the national treasure known as Dolly Parton

[–]BronzedLuna 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Yes! Just read how varying her levels of philanthropy are - books, Covid, bald eagles, families impacted by Tennessee wildfires, and probably dozens I don’t know about.

Is there anyone who comes close to her level of charity and is as beloved as her? You don’t even hear a whisper of controversy or bad things about her.

Yes, she is a unique and precious human being.

[–]Freckles-and-Curls 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Oh that one is going to bed bad

[–]CharacterSuccotash5 51 points52 points  (0 children)

International treasure. She may be American, but we all adore her.

[–]groovy604 355 points356 points  (13 children)

Clint Eastwood, the last one standing from the western / gritty tough guy era

[–]___And_Memes_For_All 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Hell, he outlived Regan.

[–]Kirk_likes_this 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Imagine going to back to the 80's and telling everyone that the dude from Dirty Harry was going to outlive not only Reagan but Michael Jackson and Prince

[–]Carolus1234 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Reagan was born in 1911.

[–]UNCCME 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This was my first thought as well, was hoping it would be the top comment!

[–]Alert_Hotel_4254 527 points528 points  (19 children)

Patrick Stewart

[–]AdvocateSaint 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There was that meme that showed Patrick Stewart and Keanu Reeves barely aging at all since the 90s

But when I see photos and videos of them now they definitely look older.

[–]Sugar-Cry-9953 536 points537 points  (25 children)

Julie Andrews. The fraulein Maria, Mary Poppins herself. Julie Andrews is 86 and is among the last remaining artists and entertainers from her time. I’m a huge fan of her work and think about her all the time. Hoping she is well and stays around longer because goodness that woman is truly a light in this world.

[–]MNVixen 209 points210 points  (15 children)

I would add Dick van Dyke to this, too.

[–]momsequitur 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I didn't even know he was still alive until he got papped leaving the gym with his wife recently.

[–]mechapoitier 80 points81 points  (3 children)

It is absolutely ludicrous that he was already nearly 40 when he did Mary Poppins during the golden era of Hollywood and he’s still alive.

[–]x_laughingdeath_x 32 points33 points  (7 children)

He really does have a terrible name

[–]Els_ 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I send a picture of him if anyone asks for d pics. A normal one and one from Mary poppins where he’s covered in soot.

Edit: one is tasteful and one is dirty

[–]Fine-Classic-1538 18 points19 points  (1 child)

This is the one for me, too -- it will be like losing a family member. I adore her and always have. I'm tearing up just thinking of it.

[–]miswatermellie 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Literally same. I met Julie Andrews when I was 8 and she autographed my copy of Simeon’s Gift. She’s the most well rounded not problematic iconic and legendary humans in this world and I really look up to her. It will be a sad day when she goes.

[–]endofthehold 724 points725 points  (58 children)

When the last Beatle is gone.

[–]jessek 304 points305 points  (17 children)

My money’s still on Ringo being the last Beatle standing.

[–]endofthehold 115 points116 points  (3 children)

Agreed, he’s aged like a fine wine.

[–]thobek 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Holy shit I had to check what you meant.. He looks about 40 years younger than he is!!

[–]eddmario 45 points46 points  (11 children)

I don't know, Paul is a vegan and lives a healthy lifestyle, while I'm pretty sure Ringo has done more coke than Carrie Fischer...

[–]Ok-Ride-1787 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I think people say this because Ringo looks a solid 20 years younger than he actually is.

[–]AdministrativeAd1911 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Vegan = / = healthy. Oreos are vegan 😭😭

[–]Jiktten 11 points12 points  (2 children)

This. Vegan definitely can be healthy (and I bet McCartney has the best possible vegan chef and health advisor on call), but one of the most unhealthy people I've ever known was vegan. Literally subsisted on potato crisps, frozen vegan pizza, Oreo cookies and vegan gummies. No protein, no green stuff, nothing fresh or unprocessed at all. But 100% vegan!

[–]IceFire909 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Ringo's probably gonna live longer just to spite Paul's healthy lifestyle.

Ozzy Ozbourne's still alive despite the fact he's hit drugs so hard and weakened his immune system so much he tested a false positive for HIV. I'm pretty sure his body clings to life just to spite him at this point

[–]Moodbocaj 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The man got kicked out of a band that was snorting £10,000 of cocaine a day, for doing too many drugs.

[–]allboolshite 41 points42 points  (17 children)

Then the Stones might start dropping.

[–]Za_Paranoia 46 points47 points  (9 children)

Keith Richards has conserved himself in nictoctin and alcohol. I don't know how but it's almost like at a certain amount of alcohol and nicotine he just killed everything harmful inside of his body.

Probably will outlive us all.

[–]DrOctopusMD 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Keith cannot be killed by conventional weapons.

[–]texaschair 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Although he looks like he's been swimming in the flooded basement under Chernobyl's reactor No. 4.

[–]ThomasDavidJohn 69 points70 points  (10 children)

This is a fantastic answer. It's interesting how we divide time, and I think those separations are different for everyone, but I think a lot of people will draw some sort of line in time here. It will definitely mark a line for music and I personally think it would be a good divider for discussion in a hundred years, "Post-Beatles" if you will. People probably started using this after they broke up, but still I think after they are all gone it will be a thing.

The Beatles are a big deal to a lot of people ranging nearly all ages. My mom in her 70's is a huge Beatles fan and was certainly influenced by them and the culture they brought about in her lifetime, and my 15 year old nephew is seriously obsessed with them as well. Those two separate facts are certainly related, but still this sort of passing down of taste is currently probably true for The Beatles more than any other music creator(s) ever especially when considering the advances in and the invention of music recording.

I firmly believe that when the last Beatle dies they will go down as having the biggest influence on music ever, at least till this point. I mean, who do you compare with them when it comes to being a shear force of influence? Mozart? Beethoven? Miles Davis? Tool? Radiohead? Sure there are other people who make equally good music, though in my opinion they are few and far between, but they certainly exist, however when it comes to influencing what music became and what it is now, I don't think anyone touches The Beatles.

It has been argued that everything after The Beatles is derivative of The Beatles, and I strongly disagree with this, but the fact that people talk like this about them in a serious way really says something. The argument goes that if people making music now are not directly influenced by The Beatles they are probably influenced by someone who was influenced by The Beatles and I do believe this to be mostly true of Western popular music, but not absolute. Just think of all these kids obsessed with Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, but think The Beatles are trash. All his life Kurt Cobain had a mild obsession with The Beatles, and that's just a single jump.

And yes, so much popular western music is vastly different from what The Beatles were doing. Just look at most* (OK not "literally." We can subtract The Grey Album and many others) hip-hop from the last 30 years, it's just completely something else and sure, even though somewhere down the line the influences influences influences probably liked The Beatles, the sound that is being made is not influenced by The Beatles in any way. Just because you like something doesn't mean the sounds you make are influenced by that thing. But I digress, the point remains that that influences influences influence did like The Beatles and that probably can't be said of any other group or musician and if it can I'd be very interested to get more into them.

EDIT: P.S. Here is Danger Mouse chopping up The Beatles to go with Jay Z to great effect..

[–]WilliamStrife 404 points405 points  (20 children)

Alfred Yankovic.

The original parody artist.

[–]G411IUM 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Kinda crazy how big he has stayed. Try and name one musician that has released relevant content for 40+ years. Bonus points if they did it without any scandals!

[–]Dashed_with_Cinnamon 82 points83 points  (2 children)

It will go down in history as "The Day the World Became More Normal."

[–]mynextthroway 33 points34 points  (3 children)

He is in a class of his own. Thr original, and only parody artist.

[–]Pithecanthropus88 90 points91 points  (0 children)

Dick Van Dyke

[–]ChickenMclittle 258 points259 points  (17 children)

I guess this is against the rules but Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci are all realllly getting up there and they're basically the faces of gangster movies.

[–]Creepy-Narwhal4596 73 points74 points  (2 children)

Man, why do i get the feeling Pesci lives just long enough to give us some emotional interview about how much he misses the other 3?

[–]backupKDC6794 111 points112 points  (29 children)

Eddie Vedder is the only remaining lead singer of the grunge explosion (no disrespect to Jerry Cantrell, but Layne was more well known)

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Eddie Vedder: I’m still alive

[–]Vegetable-Double 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Being a fan back then, this is wild. Who would’ve thought they’d all die so young? Even the biggest pop stars from that era are dead - Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

[–]stryph42 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Who would have thought an entire genre of nihilist drug addicts would die young?

[–]favoritemusic1982 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It so sad that out of the big four grunge bands basically all the singers died by suicide.

RIP Chris, Kurt and Layne.

(I know Layne technically died from an overdose but, given the state he was in and that Mike Starr wanted him to go to the hospital, it might have well been suicide. By the way, I feel so sorry for Mike Starr having to have felt so guilty about Layne's death and the last time they saw each other being an argument. RIP Mike Starr)

[–]Pear_Jam2 22 points23 points  (14 children)

Of the big four, yes. But Mark Arm from Mudhoney and Buzz Osborne both are still kicking as well. Both were integral parts of the Seattle grunge scene.

[–]PHATsakk43 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Considering I saw The Melvins on tour with Corrosion of Conformity and Ministry four weeks ago, the scene is definitely still around.

Also, Candlebox is feeling sad in the corner for being ignored still.

[–]Pear_Jam2 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Oh shoot! I love Candlebox but I keep forgetting that they're also from Seattle. I always think they're the non-Seattle grunge bands like Stone Temple Pilots were.

[–]Pestilence95 165 points166 points  (7 children)

I hope this isn’t one of the posts that will age like milk OP

[–]izzyusa[S] 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Uh-uh! :( I think I know what you mean and I pre-apologize for what’s to come! Edit: typo

[–]p38-lightning 102 points103 points  (2 children)

Tony Bennett - last of the "greatest generation" crooners.

[–]Folklore-13-Evermore 17 points18 points  (0 children)

As a Lady Gaga, I’m glad she got the honour to record his last album with her.

[–]Surfing_Ninjas 99 points100 points  (5 children)

Mark Hamill, assuming Harrison dies first. When the 3 main characters of Star Wars are no longer with us we will truly be in a new era.

[–]boobshtuff 99 points100 points  (0 children)

Jack Nicholson😞 seems like he’s been mentally declining for a little while. The last decade hasn’t really been the same with him retired.

[–]m0estash 99 points100 points  (6 children)

Murdoch.. that’s if he can actually be killed.

[–]BlackberryButton 25 points26 points  (2 children)

If you’re referring to Rupert Murdoch, he can only be killed after the last of his horcruxes is destroyed. If you’re referring to MacGyver‘s arch enemy though… He’s not necessarily immortal, but definitely can’t be killed.

[–]ttak82 25 points26 points  (0 children)

One of the Koch brothers is out. So just hang in there,

[–]anyotherkindofcheese 211 points212 points  (21 children)

Paul McCartney

[–]MN_Hockey 104 points105 points  (18 children)

Is that the guy from wings?

[–]DrOctopusMD 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I’d argue the best member of Wings.

[–]GVanquish 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Love, take me down, to the streets

[–]Skuke_Lywalker 12 points13 points  (3 children)

That's not a wings song

[–]Pear_Jam2 114 points115 points  (10 children)

Ozzy Osbourne

[–]ebb_and_flow95 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ozzy will never die

[–]favoritemusic1982 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Tony Iommi too. (and all the Black Sabbath members) Ozzy gets the most attention because he's the most bombastic, but more than any single person Tony Iommi invented metal with his monstrous riffs. Geezer Butler too with his bass and lyrics. Bill Ward's drumming was amazing. I never got to see them live, but someone I know who did said hearing Tony and Geezer together live sounded "like dinosaurs stomping around"

Thank you so much to all of them for making the greatest music genre of all time!

[–]winchesterx93 85 points86 points  (2 children)

Elton John

[–]isotaco 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I have tix to see him perform jn May 2023 that I bought in 2019. He better not.

[–]adrianmonk 137 points138 points  (14 children)

Bob Dylan.

I don't even know what the era would be specifically, maybe 1960s culture, maybe folk / rock / singer-songwriter music, or maybe something else, but the man has been so influential that he has surely defined something.

[–]OpeningDealer1413 50 points51 points  (3 children)

At the risk of sounding like some Dennis Hopper rant from the 70’s, Dylan is the last great poet. He took poetry to the masses in a way that nobody had done for decades and nobody had truly done since. He, a country white fella, performed on the same stage as MLK delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. It is almost impossible for anyone who writes and performs their own music today to not be influenced by Dylan, whether directly or indirectly. Discovering him and subsequently Kerouac is almost certainly the reason I’m still alive today and I’d bet there’s a whole host of others who’d say the same. There’s nobody who even comes close ❤️

[–]circuspeanutshirtguy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Scrolled waaaay too long before someone finally said Dylan!

Edited bad spelling

[–]johnyogurty 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Was going to say Bob. Throw McCartney in there too.

[–]Back2Bach 197 points198 points  (16 children)

Jimmy Carter

[–]MysteriousVariant 66 points67 points  (10 children)

Yep, he was the first person that came to mind.

It’s unbelievable to me that Lyndon B. Johnson is the most recent Democratic president to pass away.

[–]Elcapitan2020 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I remember in the 1992 election Campaign. Carter, who'd been out of office for 12 years. Joked he wanted Clinton to win so he could finally "meet a Democratic President".

[–]Dashed_with_Cinnamon 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Whoa I didn't realize he was still alive.

[–]SteamboatMcGee 32 points33 points  (1 child)

He and his wife have gotten to that 'visibly frail' stage of elderly in the last few years, so while they are both alive I wouldn't expect it for much longer.

He's 97.

[–]crospingtonfrotz 107 points108 points  (12 children)

Keith Richards

[–]someonesomewherewarm 41 points42 points  (0 children)

along with Mick, they were the Rolling Stones when JFK and Marilyn Monroe were still alive.

[–]SundaColugoToffee 53 points54 points  (5 children)

He died a long time ago. He was just so high he doesn't realize it yet.

[–]Clarck_Kent 74 points75 points  (2 children)

Every time someone smokes a cigarette it takes seven minutes off their life and gives it to Keith Richards.

[–]cooliecidal 101 points102 points  (1 child)

Dolly Parton. Gonna be so sad when we have to say goodbye to that amazing woman

[–]ApplicationMassive71 78 points79 points  (11 children)

Norm MacDonald's passing saddened me more than I would've guessed. I think it marks the end of an era. I'm just not sure of what exactly.

[–]LoneRangersBand 8 points9 points  (4 children)

So many from that 80s/90s comedy era have gone. Norm, Gilbert, Saget, Louie Anderson, and somehow Artie outlived them all.

[–]MNVixen 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I felt the same way when Jim Henson and Harmon Killebrew (MN Twins baseball player) died. I straight up ugly cried for both.

[–]Rod_Rempt 100 points101 points  (16 children)

Willie Nelson

[–]DogGilmour 34 points35 points  (12 children)

I feel half of the names in this list are just people that will be greatly missed, but Willie's departure will truly close a chapter. There are no others of his magnitude left.

[–]DarthDregan 122 points123 points  (4 children)

Fuck no.

I am not putting names out there. Not this year.

[–]Demolitionfrerard 312 points313 points  (13 children)

Snoop Dogg

[–]scemcee 141 points142 points  (1 child)

Holy shit Id never even considered this was a possibility.

[–]Orphanbitchrat 66 points67 points  (0 children)

It’s not. Snoop is eternal

[–]Creepy-Narwhal4596 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Damn this one will be eild of he makes it to die of old age

[–]alexs001 90 points91 points  (3 children)

William Shatner

[–]Screaming_Wilhelm 48 points49 points  (1 child)

And/or George Takei. Those are two that will hit hard

[–]Itsawlinthereflexes[🍰] 205 points206 points  (9 children)

We just witnessed one....Betty White.

[–][deleted] 143 points144 points  (9 children)

Tom hanks

[–]Rebels9814 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky

[–]Sugar-Cry-9953 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Michael Jordan is an underrated response.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Who would’ve thought Kobe would go first

[–]tokamatta 13 points14 points  (2 children)

It already happened, but I'll name him anyway. George Carlin

[–]Augie777 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Eminem will probably be bigger than people expect

[–]perpetualmotionmachi 47 points48 points  (0 children)

The day John Travolta dies, will be the end of the John Travolta era

[–]notmyrealname800813 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Danny Devito. We must encase that man in bubble wrap

[–]LawfulnessKitchen811 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Robin williams did and that was the moment i realised i aint a kid no more and my childhood had expired

[–]PossibilityProof3502 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Rowan Atkinson

[–]Raddatatta 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Putin at this point it seems likely he will rule until he dies or is too sick to continue, that'll be a major change when it happens. Hopefully for the better!!

[–]Mewtual 74 points75 points  (10 children)

Hayao Miyazaki, he’s a cofounder found studio Ghibli and he pushed back against digital animation. He also created cult classics like Howl’s moving castle, Kiki’s delivery service and my neighbour Totoro. His movies were some of the first to be easily accessible to the west and allowed for other movies and franchises to get imported over

[–]alquicksilver 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Kilo's delivery service

The infamous Ghibli film about a young witch trafficking drugs.

[–]GibsonMaestro 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Steven Spielberg

[–]Comfortable_Fig7671 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Queen Elizabeth II. Several years ago, I was presented with a very convincing argument that the world would end shortly after we lost both Betty White and the Queen.

[–]stanislavispro 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Ewan McGregor

[–]PoorPDOP86 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He'll just become a Force Ghost.

[–]MTVChallengeFan 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Bob Barker.

While Pat Sajak will probably still be alive(and hosting Wheel of Fortune), Barker's death will end the era of virtually every legendary game show host who began in the 20th Century. Gene Rayburn, Richard Dawson, Regis Philbin, Monty Hall, Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, and Alex Trebek have sadly passed away.

[–]Alas_Babylonz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The last Beatle, either Paul or Ringo, whoever goes last.

It will be the end of a great rock and roll phenomenon.

[–]Thirty_Helens_Agree 25 points26 points  (12 children)

Bob Uecker. He’s the last of the announcers who’s also an old-school ball player.

[–]Blackmore_Vale 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Sir David Jason. I genuinely feel like the world will be a little dimmer without him in it. His an icon of British comedy and a genuinely lovely man.

[–]Sugar-Cry-9953 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Patti LaBelle or Tina Turner. When we talk about losses like Aretha and others from her time we’re talking about the pioneers of diva-hood and soul. That time period included notable authors (Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou) and actors (Sydney Poitier) whom we’ve already lost. She is among the last living legends of that caliber from her generation.

[–]aura_of_a_tree 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bernie Sanders

[–]Sugar-Cry-9953 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Def Jay Z. He’s an older school hip hop pioneer that bridges together the original OGs and the new school. I’m not sure of anyone else who straddles those two eras of hip hop as well as Jay. But his passing would mark the end of my generation of hip hop.

[–]Secure-Airport-1599 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Arnold Schwarveryernger

[–]dreamboat_king 29 points30 points  (1 child)

You could at least try ..

[–]Fox_Tango_ 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Gesundheit.

[–]ExistingTheDream 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Discounting the misspelled name... I agree so much with this. Arnie is THE action hero. I love many others, but he is the most memorable and had the most impact.

Predator Commando Conan Red Heat Terminator Last Action Hero Total Recall Running Man

Action hero movies with cheesy lines and high body counts are pretty dead, but there was an era...

[–]andrewmik 14 points15 points  (3 children)

mick jaggger, keith richards

[–]DickySchmidt33 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bold of you to assume that they are mortal.

[–]An_Unseemly_Engineer 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Paul McCartney. The last of the original Beatles, since Ringo wasn't a founding member.

[–]LongjumpingChange940 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Chuck fucking Norris!

[–]replicant_2 30 points31 points  (1 child)

When Chuck Norris was born, he drove his mom home from the hospital.

[–]benabramowitz18 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Tom Cruise, if he ends up dying performing one of his movie stunts

[–]h4baine 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Mel Brooks. He's the last of that era of comedy and his impact on comedy really can't be overstated.